Tuesday, August 31, 2010

9/1 Outdoor Wednesday # 86

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Labor Day weekend is coming up and I hope you all are keeping an eye on the East Coast and Hurricane Earl if you live in the area or are headed that way. We won’t have much (if any) impact where I am in Georgia, but I will be thinking of all of you who are in its path! (Stay safe, please!)

Hurricane Earl

As of 11am EDT Tuesday Hurricane Earl was located about 1070 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with top winds near 135 mph. Earl is a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Some additional strengthening is possible over the next 24 hours.

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Earl is moving toward the west-northwest at 14 mph, but should turn to the northwest by this evening. Hurricane Earl should pass well east of the Bahamas tonight through Wednesday night but will turn northward later Wednesday and could move toward the Carolina coastline Thursday. Hurricane Earl could threaten the Northeast and New England coasts Friday and Friday night.

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Hurricane Earl photographed by astronaut Douglas Wheelock aboard the International Space Station:

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Get an eye on Hurricane Earl at Weather.com

image A red flag on the beach doesn’t mean it’s time to ride the waves. It means it’s too dangerous to be in the water. So stay on the sand.

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42 comments:

  1. Hello Susan,

    I do not think I will receive too much of an impact from Hurricane Earl where I live. It is amazing how many people I have seen surfing or attempting to surf when the warning flags are up. Crazy!

    Thank you for hosting another great Outdoor Wednesday!

    ~ Tracy

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  2. Now this is funny! I haven't been around much, with the heat and all I've been staying indoors. BUT, here I am and I'm number one for the very first time. Not only that Susan, but we both posted the same EXACT photo from Astronaut Doug. I posted a few more of his, don't you just love his photos?

    Hoping Earl is waaaaayyy off shore when he passes by Coastal Georgia. I thought I left that behind in Florida, lol.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Hey Tracy! You beat me to it! If I hadn't been kept busy unwrapping that gift from you today, I would've made it! This is turning into quite a funny OW for sure.

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  4. Lots of concern about Earl, not for here in Florida but for my family and friends up on Long Island and in New England. I hope the trajectory changes and it goes out to sea.

    OK everyone - chant with me: EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST! EAST!

    Tink *~*~*

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  5. Wow - that is an angry looking storm! Looks like we are okay in Georgia. Linda

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  6. We are watching it here in Southampton, NY. It could give us trouble! I just walked up from the beach a few minutes ago, very calm now, but by Thurs that might not be so!
    Thanks for hosting, Susan!

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  7. Do you think if we all begin blowing at the same time, we could cause a wind shear to deflate Earl? I just hope there is NO surfing along the coast as Earl sweeps by...the rip currents will be extremely dangerous.
    (Love that photo...thanks to Astronaut Doug!)
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  8. The storm won't affect me, at least if it hits Texas we are all in trouble. lol Thank you for keeping us informed and I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday.

    Barb

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  9. Here close to the Gulf Coast, we see lots of hurricane activity. This has been a quiet year, thank the good Lord.

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  10. I hope it fizzles so noone has to suffer through a disaster.

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  11. I came across your outdoor Wednesday and decedided I'd like to join you all if I may. I pray the hurricanes this year miss us so rwe have a chance to recoup from previous ones.

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  12. O, I hate these dang hurricanes...I feel so sorry for the folks in their paths.

    Thanks so much for hosting another wonderful ourdoors...
    xo bj

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  13. I'm out west and most of my family lives in coastal New England. I will definitely be watching Earl!

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  14. Hopefully, Earl will weaken before making landfall. Good luck! La

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  15. Keeping my fingers crossed for the folks at the Outer Banks...we're far enough inland that we shouldn't be affected. I'm still traumatized from Hugo.

    Thanks for hosting :-)

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  16. I hope everyone stays safe....

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  17. So glad it looks like SC will be spared. I hope it stays that way! I will certainly be watching and praying for those further north too. Even though I am in the central part of the state, HUGO was an evening I will never forget when the eye of the storm passed right over our city and home! Hurricanes are scary stuff!

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  18. What a coincidence. I had just posted pictures from the Virginia coastline and also about facing the storms of life. Then I saw your post in my sidebar. Very timely! Heres hoping the predictions are right and Earl downgrades and turns away.

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  19. Hi Susan,
    Amazing that you should post about Hurricane Earl, as that is just what I did with New Jersey possibly one of the areas in its path! I am praying that it just grazes us and heads on up the coast weakening all the way. Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesdays.

    ~Jean

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  20. I hope and pray it veers off to the ocean, Susan, and that it does no damage! I'm worried it will hit Long Island where I live!

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  21. I hope damage is too a minimal. Take care & God bless.

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  22. Don't expect to get a hit here in Myrtle Beach but my prayers are for those north of us.It can be a frightening thing.

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  23. After being in Florida for a couple of small hurricanes, I'm always watching...even though I'm in the Midwest. My daughter and father both live in Florida, so hurricane season is something we pay close attention to. I hope this one turns as they seem to think it may now.

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  24. I'm in Connecticut, and OH MY are we due for a hurricane, "BUT" PLEASE blow it out to sea!!! As much as I think this is a "PERFECT" post for today, It's SCARY to us New Englanders and everyone on our coast...
    Hugs, Donna

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  25. That's some view of our planet there. Thanks for posting those fascinating photos of Earl.

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  26. Fascinating photos on your post. Makes me glad to live inland. Thanks for hosting.

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  27. Those storms are SOOOOOO scary... hope everyone is ok!

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  28. Interesting post,as we're visiting South Carolina & Georgia next month I'll be keeping a Hurricane watch from now on.
    Maggie@ Normandy Life.

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  29. Oh I live on the Coast of Texas, and I watch 'em swirling around the Gulf and the Atlantic all the time from June to November....I even get the storms' updates sent to me every four hours.

    Stay safe, and try and keep dry.

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  30. This looks like a wonderful party to join! I love outdoor pictures! I do hope that all those in the line of the hurricane will be safe and that it will divert back to where it came!

    Thanks,
    Brandy@Crafty Housewife

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  31. Sam Champion of Good Morning America is already ensconsed at Atlantic Beach NC, just 45 minutes from us. I think we need to batten down the hatch, and I mean that literally!

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  32. Wow ... I sure hope everyone in the area stays safe! What unusual weather we've had this year ...
    Hugs and blessings,

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  33. Wow, the astronaut photo is incredible!! I had to opportunity to fly with the "Hurricane Hunters" into a hurricane, but I had just found out I was pregnant with my son, so I didn't get to go:-( I know they have fun doing it, though. Thanks for all the info!

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  34. Hurracaines sure are amazing and brutal. It's funny how people from the east coast always ask me how I can live in an earthquake area...we get those so seldom, but tornados and hurracaines seem to come all the time...scary!

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  35. I am new to Outdoor Wednesday, but I am praying Hurricane Earl doesn't do too much damage bc (other than the obvious reasons) I am supposed to be going to New England in a few weeks.

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  36. Don't think I'll have any effects from Earl..hope he stays a good ole boy and heads far away from the coast..my family is in Florida..kid lives in Cocoa Beach..he makes custom made surfboards..
    and is an avid surfer.. so you know this Mom does her share of worrying..
    have a wonderful Wednesday..
    warm sandy hugs.. laughing smiles too!
    Loui♥

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  37. Thanks, Susan. I live on the west coast, so all your info and weather shots of Hurricane Earl makes it more real for me. I don't know if I could handle all that weathery fury.
    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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  38. Hi Susan,
    Again, thank you for this meme and for allowing me to join and enjoy! I love it.
    I feel so badly for anyone in the path of a hurricane. I am praying everyone in it's path will be safe.
    Hugs, Cindy S

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  39. I hope that everyone stays safe as Earl brushes past our East Coast. Hunker down!

    Thanks for hosting, Susan.
    Rhonda

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  40. Hope that doesn't cause a lot of damage. People who will be affected, please keep safe and stay dry.

    ~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

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  41. Good reminder about the flags. Our friends, and my husbands brother in law from his first marriage, lost their 26 year old last weekend, waded out with a friend, even though the flags were up, and got caught in a rip tide. Devastating! I hope those on the East coast heed the flags!

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